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Offset your carbon footprint by planting trees and investing in gold standard carbon reduction projects

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Funding the worlds best climate solutions

Eden Reforestation projects reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year.

Gold Standard sets the standard for climate and development interventions to quantify, certify and maximise their impact – creating value for people around the world and the planet we share. 

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We tell stories that make the world a better place. Our journalism focuses on what matters to people and planet while raising awareness and encouraging action for the environment. We then share our articles with our audience totalling over 220,000 people
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"Saving our planet is now a communications challenge" - Sir David Attenborough

Our stories educates the world about the crisis our environment faces, and explores solutions that individuals, businesses and governments can do to lower emissions. Your membership goes much further than just offsetting your individual emissions by funding stories to hold governments to account.  

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100% of your money goes to the tree planting, climate projects and operations of the social enterprise. We do not take a profit from your subscription. In the future we hope to pay for the operations side of the business by offering environmental services and sponsored posts to eco friendly businesses. 

Individual action is an important part of the solution for fighting climate change. It’s why every one of our subscribers plants 12 trees per month, removes carbon and gets advice on how to reduce their own carbon emissions. However It’s also important to make sure that governments have sound environmental policies. Your membership funds us to search the world for important stories,  that educates the world on environmental issues. This is why we are confident that our digital magazine is a holistic and effective way for individuals to alleviate climate change.

Trees do something called ‘Sequestering Carbon’ which basically means that trees capture and store carbon in their trunk and roots. This is mother nature’s way of keeping the carbon in our atmosphere at safe levels. Moreover trees help stop soil erosion, create wildlife habitats, provide local communities with food, and tree planting provides stable employment for local families.

This is answer is from our tree planting partner Eden Reforestation.

  • We work carefully with all levels of government to secure written agreements designating the restoration sites as protected in perpetuity. 
  • We hire local villagers to plant the trees. In this way, we alleviate extreme poverty within the impacted community. The villagers now have an economic incentive to ensure the wellbeing of the restoration project. They also have a sense of “ownership” over the trees and restored forest and they protect it with great care.
  • A minimum of 10% of the trees to be planted are agroforestry species (fruit, fodder and construction species designed to provide food security and benefit legitimate human needs). Over time these trees become a source of sustainable income.
  • We do all possible to supply the local villagers with alternative fuel sources (fuel efficient dry wood stoves and solar parabolic stoves), which reduces and or eliminates their dependence on charcoal.
  • We also hire forest guards as part of the labor force. Forest guards are part of the overall budget.
  • Most significantly, we have seen the villagers fall in love with THEIR forest. They also recognize and benefit from the restored forest through increase in fisheries, improved farming, cleaner water and the formation of micro enterprises

From our tree planting partner Eden Reforestation.

Ah no – we are a social enterprise. While it may seem at odds with our mission we want to plant billions of trees and make sure everyone has the tools they need  to fight climate change. To do this we need to access capital to scale up our operations and have as big an impact as possible.  

On average, each mangrove tree removes over 680lbs (308kg) of CO2 from the atmosphere over the growth life of the tree. This calculates to an average of 185lbs (12.3kg) per year per tree. We don’t actually count these emission reductions when offsetting your carbon footprint as we use gold standard carbon credits to do this instead. We believe a combination of both is the best way to heal the planet. 

The average amount of CO2 an individual produces per year varies depending on a number of factors, including the individuals lifestyle choices and where they live. We know that the average person from most countries emits less than 10 tonnes of C02 per year. However if you are from the USA or Australia it is less than 16 tonnes per year. We get our averages from the world bank – please click here to take a look. We offset more than this to make sure that you’re carbon positive. 

We are always looking for top quality writers who have something to say about the planet and its people. Please send your pitch and a writing sample to editor@payourplanet.com

We source or carbon credits in bulk and unlike some of our competitors we are unconcerned with directly making a profit from our subscriptions. This allows us to offer the world’s best climate solutions at an affordable price. 

The Gold Standard is the most widely respected certification standard globally for carbon offset projects. It ensures that energy efficiency and renewable energy projects reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and provide additional social benefits to the local populations. It’s even been verified. Check out the independent study on the economic value delivered from Gold Standard-certified projects.

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